If you’re breezing through life, well, good for you! Because things aren’t so cut and dry for the rest of us. On her airy yet amplified new single, “Breeze Thru My Life,” singer-songwriter Mayya has crafted a wonderful piece of indie LoFi, with wonderful melodies, relatable lyrics, and a certain sense of playful absurdity.
The new track also has a nice, orchestral, indie pop element to the song, while the vocals are delivered in something of a Leonard Cohen-like spoken word approach. It’s the first single from the Bay Area artist’s brand new album Infinite Possible Futures, due on September 9th. The record will be the follow-up to 2019’s Opposing The Numb, which she released with her band The Revolutionary Hell Yeah!.
Discussing her point of view as stated in the lyrics on “Breeze Thru My Life,” Mayya shares with us, “This is perhaps my favourite song off the whole record because it encapsulates a particular mood I feel in the ephemeral undercurrent of every day life. It’s what I feel as I walk around and see a warm glow emanating from little corner windows, wondering about all the lives going on at once… the extraordinary in the ordinary.
“As time goes on, through pandemics and personal hardships, it’s become increasingly apparent that any honest attempts at ‘letting go’ are something to embrace, because change is here to stay.”
“And then, when my mind wanders back to my own problems, I try to cling to life’s recurring lesson of letting go. Hence the repeated lyrics toward the end of the tune… ‘someday you’re gonna lose your way, all that you thought you knew, it’s gonna blow away.’ I find it so difficult, and frighteningly freeing. As time goes on, through pandemics and personal hardships, it’s become increasingly apparent that any honest attempts at ‘letting go’ are something to embrace, because change is here to stay.”
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and raised in downtown San Francisco, Mayya’s primary goal with her music is to mould a positive environment through melody and energy. She has been releasing records going back to 2013’s Tea and Chocolate, and in that time, she has really grown as an artist to the point where now she has her own definitive, unmistakable sound. Infinite Possible Futures is one part psychedelic, another part coffee house jazz, and another part mellow singer-songwriter record.
The album explores the struggle that is trying to be a good friend, both to yourself and to others. There are “infinite possible” futures, and it’s what we make of the present and the moment and how we embrace it which decides which of these futures we are headed towards. Mayya primarily wrote the record herself, or at least the structure of it, before she got her favourite collaborators together to help her bring it all home; guitarist Spencer Owings (Juicebumps), bassist Jason Cirimele (Dust Collector, Indianna Hale), drummer Sam Jones (Mae Powell, Mild Universe), saxophonist Edan Mor, and violinist Sivan Lioncub (Everyone Is Dirty). It’s a really well-put-together record and an ideal listen for fans of any genre.
Infinite Possible Futures Track Listing:
1. Try And Try
2. Tide Shifts
3. Rock Inside My Shoe
4. Weird Waltz
5. Same Wavelength // Different Timeline
6. Break My Own Heart
8. Emphatic Ear
9. Breeze Thru My Life
10. Another Day Gone By